PlayStation 5: overview and specifications

Every­thing is already known about the PlaySta­tion 5, but inter­est in the con­sole is only grow­ing. What was the new “Play Sta­tion” will tell the KP
PlayStation 5: overview and specifications
PlaySta­tion 5. Pho­to: playstation.com

On Novem­ber 19, 2020, the PlaySta­tion 5 was released — with­out a doubt, the main game con­sole of the first half of the 20s. Sony con­sole gamers are thrilled, Xbox fans are stand­ing up for their toy, and PC gamers are still sav­ing up for a new graph­ics card from NVIDIA. The rest are just won­der­ing what the video game indus­try has pre­pared for them.

PlayStation 5 release date and prices

Sony stretched the intrigue for a whole year and only after the pre­sen­ta­tion of the Xbox Series X announced their event. On Sep­tem­ber 16, live on YouTube and Twitch, the gam­ing divi­sion of the Japan­ese cor­po­ra­tion announced both the release date and the price of the con­sole. On Novem­ber 19, the long-await­ed release of the con­sole took place in Rus­sia.

The first PlaySta­tion 5 received gamers in the Unit­ed States, Japan, Cana­da, Mex­i­co, Aus­tralia, New Zealand and South Korea. This hap­pened on Novem­ber 12th. On Thurs­day, Novem­ber 19, sales start­ed in the rest of the world, includ­ing in our coun­try. Many have been wait­ing for the new prod­uct since Sep­tem­ber, when pre-order became avail­able.



The new gen­er­a­tion of con­soles came out in two ver­sions. The basic one, with­out an opti­cal dri­ve, will cost $399 in the US (a lit­tle more than 30,000 rubles at the exchange rate on Novem­ber 19). The old­er con­sole is offered for $499 (38 thou­sand rubles). In Rus­sia, prices are even high­er — 37.9 thou­sand rubles and 46.9 thou­sand rubles, respec­tive­ly.

Let’s add that resellers have become more active. Some imme­di­ate­ly after the release of the con­sole sell it for 77 thou­sand rubles, there are those who are ready to give the PS5 only for 100 thou­sand. There are those who admit that they spe­cial­ly made a pre-order in order to sell the Sonya at a high­er price.

PlayStation 5 review


The appear­ance of the new “Play Sta­tion” has long been the sub­ject of numer­ous rumors. But on June 11, Sony ful­ly revealed the appear­ance of the con­sole, which turned out to be uncom­mon­ly more refined than what the com­peti­tors pre­sent­ed. True, evil tongues com­pare the design of the PS5 with an air puri­fi­er, but such crit­i­cism is in the minor­i­ty.

The PlaySta­tion 5 has become the largest game con­sole in his­to­ry. The dimen­sions of the con­sole, even with­out the stand, are 390 x 104 x 260 mm. Even the ver­sion with­out a dri­ve saves only 12 mm. The mass of con­soles has also grown — 4.5 and 3.9 kg, depend­ing on the ver­sion. Inter­est­ing­ly, the PS4 bare­ly weighed a lit­tle over 2kg.


Although the design of the PlaySta­tion 5 is very dif­fer­ent from the new Xbox, the char­ac­ter­is­tics of the con­soles are as close as ever. The PS5 is pow­ered by an octa-core AMD Zen 2 proces­sor clocked at 3.5GHz. The GPU is also based on AMD’s RDNA 2 at up to 2.23 GHz and 10.3 ter­aflops of per­for­mance. The fast stan­dard GDDR6 RAM is 16 GB.

Regard­less of the ver­sion, the capac­i­ty of the SSD is 825 GB. It is made using the fastest NVMe tech­nol­o­gy (I won­der how the cool­ing prob­lem is solved). Thanks to this, you can down­load 2 GB of data in 0.27 sec­onds, i.e. game worlds will not switch quick­ly, but very quick­ly.

As men­tioned above, Sony will release two ver­sions of the con­sole. The main vari­ant will get a 4K UHD Blu-ray Dri­ve, while the Dig­i­tal Edi­tion will be with­out it. Note that tech­ni­cal­ly it is com­plete­ly iden­ti­cal to the old­er ver­sion, which means that there will be no cur­tail­ment here, which is in the Xbox Series S.

If you look at the pre­fix in the analy­sis, you will notice a unique cool­ing sys­tem. The device has a small heatsink and two fans on either side of the board.

DualSense wireless controller
DualSense wire­less con­troller.

The next gen­er­a­tion con­sole thread shows the PS5 in dis­as­sem­bly, with the device fit­ted with a small heatsink and two fans on either side of the board. The vis­i­ble part seems frag­ile, but the one on the oth­er side of the board cer­tain­ly pro­vides the nec­es­sary pow­er. The devel­op­ers describe the new cool­ing sys­tem as “heat con­duc­tion loops pass­ing through the print­ed cir­cuit board.” They also promise silence in the oper­a­tion of the con­sole.

By the way, the PlaySta­tion 5 will sup­port 99% of the games of the pre­vi­ous gen­er­a­tion. Sony Inter­ac­tive Enter­tain­ment CEO Jim Ryan admit­ted this.



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On June 11, the first list of games for the next-gen was announced:

  1. Spi­der-Man: Miles Morales
  2. Gran Tur­is­mo 7
  3. Ratch­et & Clank: Rift Apart
  4. Project Athia
  5. Stray
  6. retur­nal
  7. Sack­boy: A Big Adven­ture
  8. Kena: Bridge of Spir­its
  9. Odd­world: Soul­storm
  10. Ghost­Wire Tokyo
  11. god­fall
  12. Solar Ash
  13. Hit­man III
  14. Astro Bot
  15. Lit­tle Dev­il Inside
  16. NBA 2K21
  17. Bugsnax
  18. Deathloop
  19. Res­i­dent Evil Vil­lage
  20. prag­ma­ta
  21. Hori­zon: For­bid­den West
  22. Grand Theft Auto 5 Enhanced
  23. Astro’s Play­room (pre­in­stalled)
  24. Demon’s Souls 3.
  25. Destruc­tion All Stars
  26. Mar­vel’s Spi­der-Man: Miles Morales
  27. Sack­boy A Big Adven­ture